Nissan plans to suspend work in Mexico in October due to lack of chips

The overview shows some of the Nissan manufacturing facilities in Aguascalientes, Mexico on August 29, 2018. (LibertoUrena / Reuters)

Mexico City — Japanese automaker Nissan will implement a temporary suspension of operations at two plants in Mexico in October to adjust production needed to manage a shortage of semiconductor chips, the Mexican unit said. Said on Wednesday.

In October, Nissan shut down its second plant in Aguascalientes, Morelos, for 11 days, and the CIVAC plant in Morelos, for eight days, the automaker told Reuters in an email.

Auto production in Brazil and Mexico, two of Latin America’s two largest economies, plummeted in September and was cut by a shortage of industry-wide semiconductor chips and railroad blockages in Mexico, causing a stagnation.

“We continue to adjust our production processes to minimize the impact on the local and global automotive industry,” Nissan said, restoring production and improving vehicle delivery to distributors and customers. He added that he is working for.

By Sharay Angulo